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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 251
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  • 150
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Evening

We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews and were pleased we did. The staff were attentive, pleasant and engaging. The food was fresh, vibrant, well presented, and most of all very tasty. We only wish this wasn't our last night in Saigon, as we would definitely go back. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Rubyharpo
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews and were pleased we did. The staff were attentive, pleasant and engaging. The food was fresh, vibrant, well presented, and most of all very tasty. We only wish this wasn't our last night in Saigon, as we would definitely go back. A great intitiatve by the owners, refreshing to see disadvantaged young... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Read about this restaurant while researching vietnam. Loved the story so thought we'd give it a go. Was a bit tricky to find as no one manning door downstairs. Was or last night in Vietnam and was one of the best meals we'd had in 3 weeks.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We picked this restaurant because they do a similar thing to Koto - they take street kids and kids from abusive families and train and educate them to become waiters and chefs. THe venue is upstairs in a really nice building which had equal numbers of tourists and locals, which is always a good sign. It was so understated -... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This restaurant has great food, decent Vietnamese wine, amazing service, at a reasonable price. We loved it so much we went twice during our short stay in the city. The servers are former poor street youth who have been given a chance with a job.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This restaurant was a bit tricky to spot - it is one floor above street level, and the doorway is narrow. Getting in involves steps. We were standing outside it, on the opposite side of the road and struggled to see it. I'm glad we persevered, though. The food was really nice. A good selection of local flavours and well... More 

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Perth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Found this little restaurant on Trip advisor and thought we would give it a go. Staff were wonderful and the food was great. I have been in Vietnam for 2 weeks and this is one of the best meals I have had. The spring rolls are excellent and our main were delicious as well. Do yourself a favour and dine... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lucky to got a table and it's one of the best Vietnamese restaurant in HCM. Love the idea of learning restaurant and some staff can speak English fluently. The price is reasonable base on the taste and service.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had a really nice Vietnamese meal here tonight at a good price, especially compared to a lot of other HCMC restaurants. We shared some nice hot prawn & pork spring rolls for starters, followed up by eggplant with minced pork, and stir-fried prawns in coconut milk & turmeric for our mains. All were freshly cooked and had lovely flavours. Including... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant is exceptional, not only does it serve up really good Vietnamese food (chicken with lemongrass and chilli is amazing) it is run as a charity. It takes underprivileged/street kids sends then to school and at the same time gives then training in the all areas of the restaurant trade. I would encourage you to try this restaurant, you... More 

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Balzan, Malta
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Maybe because it was the start of our trip and our tastebuds hadn't yet gotten used to delicious Viet food. Maybe because we hadn't eaten all day. But we absolutely loved this restaurant. I had one of the set menus, everything was delicious. Staff are so nice & polite. We returned the night after but to our dismay the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?